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December 29, 1917

LEIOMYOMA OF THE APPENDIX: REPORT OF TWO CASES

Author Affiliations

Pathologist, Pathologic Laboratory, the Roosevelt Hospital NEW YORK

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(26):2175. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590530017009

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Abstract

Both of these tumors were discovered in the course of a routine pathologic examination of the surgical specimens. In neither case was there any clinical evidence indicating or suggesting their presence.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1 (C-1184). 

—Clinical Data.  —Mrs. S. B., aged 40, was admitted with symptoms of general pelvic inflammation. Operation was performed the day following admittance, consisting of removal of the uterus, both tubes, one ovary, and the appendix. Recovery was uneventful.

Surgical Findings.  —The uterus was distorted by the presence of many fibroids of all varieties, extending from the fundus to the cervix. The lumen was partially occluded by submucous fibroids and blood clot. Both tubes were swollen, the distal ends closed. The ovaries were cystic. The appendix was small. The distal end was kinked, the color, normal. The lumen was obliterated.

Pathologic Fin dings.  —There were multiple fibromas of the uterus. No endometrium was seen.

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